Germany against racism. Berlin, June 2019.
John Foster / 13 Sep 2019

Coming Up for Air

The Populist Interregnum

Describing his time in Nazi prison camps in the 1930s, Paul Massing noted that the experience was much more difficult for those outside his political party.(...)

Sean Quinn / 26 Jul 2019

The Sea Has No King

Carola Rackete vs. Matteo Salvini, Part III

Picture this: You are the captain of an NGO rescue ship that has been stranded at sea for weeks awaiting permission to dock at the nearest port.(...)
Sean Quinn / 19 Jul 2019

The War of Attrition

Carola Rackete vs. Matteo Salvini, Part II

NGO crews patrolling the Mediterranean for refugees have noticed a change in the treatment of some of their ships.(...)

Joel Schalit / 31 May 2019

The Blame Game

Germans and Antisemitism

“Their decision was racist,” my attorney said. “There was no legal basis to deny you permanent residency in Germany.”(...)

Armin Langer / 13 Mar 2019

Dog-Whistle Antisemitism

The War on George Soros

The European People’s Party (EPP) has initiated a process that could remove Hungary’s governing Fidesz from the centre-right group. Twelve member parties requested the step, which will be voted on next week. “Viktor Orbán has crossed the red line,” said EPP President Joseph Daul.(...)

Joel Schalit / 26 Jan 2019

Turin for Migrants

Multicultural Italy

From Palermo to Turin, to outsiders, Italy resembles a typically multicultural, globalised nation-state. Difficulty in understanding that has more to do with politics than it does with actually existing Italy.(...)

Joel Schalit / 25 Jan 2019

School for Dictators

Matteo Salvini and the Italian Right

It had been his worst week in office. The press had started eating him alive. His coalition was showing signs of stress. And opposition was starting to coalesce around his refugee policy.(...)

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